Dealing with Root Caries

Although people are most vulnerable to cavities when they are children and teens, tooth decay can remain a problem throughout your lifetime. Older people should not put off visiting the dentist, since they may have special concerns, and are vulnerable to root caries. As a person ages, receding gums may be a problem, and receding gums are also a symptom... read more »

Are You Getting the Most out of Your Mouthwash?

Are you getting the most out of your mouthwash? Not only are mouthwashes designed to freshen your breath, but they can clean your teeth, strengthen your tooth enamel, and even brighten your smile. Always choose a mouthwash that can help accomplish the requirements you desire. Listed below are a few categories of mouthwash to consider: - For a clean smile:... read more »

Your Teeth and Enamel Erosion

Did you know that the strongest muscle in your body is actually your tongue? Have you also heard that your mouth also contains the strongest substance in your body? As you may already know, this incredibly hard substance is your enamel--the outer, protective layer of your teeth. But even though enamel is extremely hard, it can still be damaged or... read more »

Dry Mouth: The Causes

Did you know that saliva is vital to the health of your teeth and gums? You see, saliva can help get rid of the excess food and bacteria that are left in your mouth after you eat. It also helps you prevent dry mouth. When you have dry mouth, plaque and tooth decay can thrive, which may even result in... read more »

Gingivitis Is the Earliest Form of Gum Disease

The American Dental Association says that 47% of adults over 30 years of age have some degree of gum disease. It is usually caused by hardened tartar at the gum line as a result of an inadequate daily oral hygiene routine. Other factors, like tobaccos use, alcohol consumption, and medical conditions such as dry mouth or diabetes also increase your chances... read more »

Dental Myths vs. Dental Facts

Oral care is very important if you're interested in protecting your oral—or overall—health. Unfortunately, there are many dental myths that are widely accepted by the general public, which could lead to complications. To help you avoid some of these issues, our team is happy to reveal the truth behind these rumors. One common myth you may have heard is that... read more »

Three Common Myths of Gum Disease

Gum disease, also known as periodontal disease, is an infection of the gum tissue that surrounds your teeth. It’s caused by a buildup of plaque that has hardened into tartar. To protect your mouth from gum disease, you need to have all the facts, which is why our team at Dr. Jose-Luis Ruiz is taking this time to debunk common... read more »

Should I Visit the Dentist Every Six Months?

Visiting the dentist, even twice a year, can be a hassle. However, it’s a vital step you must take to keep your mouth healthy. At every dental checkup, your dentist will perform two actions: evaluate your health and clean your teeth. By examining your health, your dentist can catch many dental problems before they develop. Some health issues, like gum... read more »